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 Ruth Armer  (1896 - 1977)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: desert landscape, genre, abstraction

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1896 (San Francisco, California)
 
Death
1977 (San Francisco, California)

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California

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A painter, educator and lithographer, Ruth Armer was born in San Francisco and spent her career in that city. She attended the California School of Fine Arts, 1914-1915, 1918-1919 and studied in New York at the Art Students League with George Bellows, Robert Henri, and John Sloan. Armer taught at the California School of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1940. Her painting styles ranged from abstract to representational.

Solo Exhibitions:
Vickery, Atkins & Torrey, 1922
Cleveland Museum of Art
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936, 1939
Quay Gallery, 1972, 1975

Public Collections:
Oakland Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Literature: Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940; Henry Hopkins, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era; Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; The Art of California, Selected Works from the Collection of the Oakland Museum; Susan Landauer, The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Painting and Sculpture Collection.

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David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.

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